I love to decorate.... whether it be one style at a time or all at once...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

lounge room curtains and painted doors...

Hi girls, well I finally put the curtains up in the lounge room. It took me a while as I couldn't decide whether to go for gold rods or white. In the end I went for the white. I decided to keep the gold to a minimal and just have touches of it here and there. I also painted the french doors that lead from my hallway to the lounge room.. come in and have a look...
my hallstand is the first thing you see when you come in

Fred still needs to put the handles on..

from the other end of the hallway

I also hung up a mirror on top of the fireplace but it looks too small for the space

the curtains are just off the floor.. I might put the hem down so they 'puddle' but having a thermal backing they may look a little stiff and not puddle so well..will have to think about that one..

my cute frenchy dressing table/desk has gone from this room, into my family room for a trial and now back into my lounge room. I'm not sure if I'll leave the mirror there but I really don't want to get rid of it as I just love it..

other side of the room .. I don't have curtains tie backs yet ..the fabric is just pushed in where my blind attachment thingy is.. but you get the idea..

this mirror will stay for now .. I do have another mirror.. the frame only that is..  I need to get a new mirror cut out for it and I'm hoping it won't cost me an arm and a leg as it's quite large. Next thing for this room is to get a lounge suite. I had planned on reupholstering a vintage one I came across awhile ago but I am more leaning to getting a new one with comfy cushions and a couple of french style armchairs. So I am on the hunt... thankfully it's sale time at the shops so fingers crossed I'll find something I like at a good price! 
take care, Maryann 

Friday, June 8, 2012


Geez, I can't believe it's been 2 months since my last post.  So what have I been doing?..... not much! My hallway is still a work in progress but you might like to have a look at where I'm at.
This is looking from my family room into the hallway.

I put the hall stand right near the front door and a small sideboard on the opposite wall. This is only here temporarily. I'm on the look out for a nice vintage one with lots of details which I will leave timber and not paint. I love the mix of both painted and timber in a room. So for now this will have to do. I have all family photos on it.

The view from the front door.

I put my china cabinet right at the end. It probably really doesn't go in the hallway but I love it too much to get rid of it and it fits perfect there anyway!

I found the pink light fitting at a garage sale for $4. This is also here temporarily as I have something much nicer to go there but it needs adjusting. I think I have to nag Fred a lot bit more so he can hurry up and do it!

and finally this is the view from my hallway into the family and dining rooms...

take care, Maryann

ps. I put the curtains up in my lounge room but the photos turned out crap, so will have to take some more..!     


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